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D800 Diary – New York Street Photography

Let me start off by saying that the D800 is not a dream camera for street photography. It’s bulky, indiscreet, and the shutter is pretty loud. I usually would be using my GF1 while walking to the office, but I happened to be carrying the D800 and 85mm 1.8g to get a little time with both. I had just taken the shot in the previous post of the wine bottle corks. As I turned to move on, I caught this lady and her two dogs. I quickly took the shot, and started walking. As I walked over the same curb where she was crouching, I twisted my ankle, and fell into a push-up position in the street. A cabbie waiting the light was having a good laugh at me… luckily the camera was already in my bag and was not harmed. I call “Karma” on the situation… I had my laugh at the scene in the photo, and the cab driver had one at my expense.

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

I took these photos back in October of 2010. I was going to meet my wife downtown for dinner and a movie, and had some time to kill. It was a very windy and cloudy day, which made for some nice dramatic skies, so I thought I would take some shots from the Brooklyn Bridge. I was finding it hard to get any angles of the bridge that I hadn’t seen before, so I took a new approach… photos of people taking photos of the bridge.

It turned out to be a lot of fun. My favorite shot is #6. He looks like he is praying to the sky, but he’s actually looking taking a shot of the rigging. The other shot I really like is #10. The guy on the left saw the woman in red taking a picture with her slr, and decided she knew what she was doing and copied her shot. I had to laugh, because I’ve had people do the same thing when I was shooting with my slr.

One of the photo tips you read about often is to turn around and look behind you when taking photos of a sunset. Sometimes the best shots are not where you think they will be. In my case, they were standing next to me doing the same thing I was.

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge
He was leaning back… trying to get a little bit wider shot.

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge
Nice view of Brooklyn in the back

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge

Photographing the Brooklyn Bridge
(Click here to see the “before” image)